1. The ridiculously overacted fake injuries.
Basically flopping, I hate it too. The European's invented it and brought it to basketball as well, it nearly ruined the game here in the states. I feel sorry for Mexico, they basically lost because of a flop.
3. Ties. It's ridiculous that a fan of any sports team should be excited that their team struggled to a 0-0 tie.
I don't find ties all that bad, a tie game can be exciting. In lots of sports you use to be able to end in a tie like college football. And now they have replaced the tie with the most ridiculous tie braking system ever invented, I would much prefer a tie game compared to that system. Their is a great documentary out called Harvard beats Yale 29-29
, well worth checking out even if you don't find football that interesting. And this is coming from someone who basically hates american style football today. I think it shows that a tie can be more exciting than even a win.
4. Too much time with the ball kicked around aimlessly at midfield.
Compared to American football where everyone stands around in a huttle for 45 seconds before any action begins?
Midfield action is sort of the same, getting everyone in position for an attack, it just takes time because the field is so big.
Ok well the US lost now, so we can all go back to ignoring the rest of the world cup.